Home Alone in Concert



Friday 10 December 2021, 6.30pm, RAC Arena

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Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin
Joe Pesci
Daniel Stern
John Heard
and Catherine O’Hara

Music by
John Williams

Film Editor
Raja Gosnell

Production Designer
John Muto

Director of Photography
Julio Macat

Executive Producers
Mark Levinson & Scott Rosenfelt
and Tarquin Gotch

Written and Produced by
John Hughes

Directed by
Chris Columbus

Soundtrack Album Available on CBS Records, Cassettes and Compact Discs

Home Alone in Concert

This performance will run for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including a 25 minute interval.

Tonight’s program is a presentation of the complete film Home Alone with a live performance of the film’s entire score, including music played by the orchestra during the end credits. Out of respect for the musicians and your fellow audience members, please remain seated until the conclusion of the credits.

Film screening of Home Alone courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.
© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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A note on Home Alone

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10 facts you may not know about Home Alone

#1 - The iconic John Williams score almost didn’t happen. The original composer wasn’t available to score the movie. John Williams stepped in at late notice and the rest is history.

#2 - The role of Kevin McCallister was written specifically for Macaulay Culkin.

#3 - The score for the ‘We Slept In’ scene, where the family rushes to the airport, is based on Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

#4 - Some of the most famous lines in the film were improvised including “You guys give up, or you thirsty for more?” and “Why the hell are you dressed like a chicken?”

#5 - Home Alone was Oscar-nominated for best score and best song.

#6 - The spider was real. Daniel Stern agreed to let a real tarantula crawl on his face – as long as they nailed the scene in one take.

#7 - Kevin’s booby traps are brought to life through the score. John Williams crafted the score to build up to the moment of impact for each of Kevin’s traps.

#8 - Home Alone’s most iconic shot was a mistake. Macaulay Culkin didn’t follow his acting directions when shooting the aftershave scene, which led to one of the most recognisable moments in movie history.

#9 - John Williams wrote all-new Christmas carols for the film.

#10 - There’s an urban legend that Elvis cameoed in the film – in the scene where Kevin’s mum argues with the airport ticket agent.

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